Antibes is one of the prettiest towns in the French Riviera. The ancient walls enclose a wonderful jumble of old buildings overlooking the sea. It’s a perfect place to ramble the old, cobbled streets. Our villas with private pools are set in the surrounding countryside and villages of Antibes. From super yachts to the Picasso museum, Antibes is rich in history and culture - the epitome of romanticism and glamour that is associated with the French Riviera.
Local Markets and Shopping
Antibes is blessed with several exciting markets and the Marche Provencal is a big draw. Open Monday to Sunday during the summer months, this vibrant market is a celebration of regional culinary delights, selling delicious cheeses, speciality spices and much, much more. Held in the same spot as the Marche Provencal in the Cours Massena market hall is the Craft Market. Painters, sculptors and other artists display their diverse and intriguing work during the shady afternoon. There are several boutiques, shops and patisseries to explore along the narrow cobbled streets that make Antibes so beautiful. There are numerous supermarkets located on the outskirts of the town.
Bars and Restaurants
Antibes is home to one of the largest yacht ports in Europe and with that comes some of the biggest and most expensive boats around. There are many Michelin starred restaurants serving some of the best food in the French Riviera, attracting celebrities, tourists and locals alike. You’ll also find fantastic local restaurants, cafes and bars across the town for a more relaxed but equally memorable experience. So, whether it’s a sumptuous dinner at a five star hotel or a drink at the Absinthe Bar, previously frequented by Van Gogh and Picasso, Antibes has something for everyone.
From hidden coves to beautiful sandy beaches, the coastline around Antibes is some of the most beautiful in the world. Close to the harbour is La Gravette Beach. This small sandy beach is protected from the wind and swell. Heading towards Cap d’Antibes are 2 more sandy beaches, Ponteil and Salis, which are great for families with their shallow waters. Further south in Juans les Pins you’ll find a number of lovely beaches with stunning views. Heading north towards Nice there are several great beaches including Bouches du Loup Beach. This sand and pebble beach is lined with palm trees and makes a lovely spot for a day of sunbathing.
There is plenty do in Antibes to keep the family entertained. If playing in your own private pool isn’t enough, then head to Aquasplash, where you’ll be able to enjoy the slides that will both surprise and delight you. Next door is Adventure Golf. With 3 different 18 hole mini golf courses designed around the Jules Vernes novels, it’s a great place to have some friendly competition.
Places of Interest
From craft breweries to world class art galleries, Antibes is an exciting and creatively rich town. The Picasso Museum is a must for art lovers. It’s positioned in the famous Chateau Grimaldi where Picasso stayed for six months in 1946. For the active members of your group why not take a walk along the coastal path, the Tire-poil? This leisurely hike follows the beautiful shoreline and has breath taking sea views across the Mediterranean, with Nice visible on a clear day.